Protein: All You Need to Know

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  1. Amy Fiedler, MA, RD says:

    Along with cheese, other dairy products are good sources of protein. Eggs, poultry, and fish are also great sources (not always understood as “meat”), as are beans, nuts and seeds. Mushrooms are not a high protein source.

    Eating too much protein as a lifestyle may actually lead to kidney disease. Like you said, it can also be associated with eating too much (saturated) fat (and cholesterol), which contributes to heart disease.

    The daily protein recommendation for endurance athletes is 1.2-1.4 g/kg of body weight, and for strength trainers 1.4-1.6 g/kg. Weight in kilograms can be determined by dividing weight in pounds by 2.2.

    • Alexandra says:

      Yes, you are right. But usually, except cheese, other dairy products are rarely made up of more than 4% protein.
      Mushrooms may not be a great source, but it’s what many vegetarians and vegans opt for. And for their sake mushrooms are worth mentioning.
      And fish is an excellent protein source! Low fat tuna is 20-25% protein and nothing else!
      Thank you for the comment!

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